Associate Director, Medical Affairs Publication

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Nov 12, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

General Position Summary/Purpose:
This position will be responsible for developing scientifically accurate publications and presentations as well as leading publication strategy. This position will report to the Director of Medical Publishing within the Medical Affairs Department.
Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead development of publications (congress abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts) for Pharmacyclics-sponsored clinical trials including secondary analysis publications based on Global Publication Strategy
  • Lead execution of publication-focused gap analysis and strategic publication planning
  • Lead development and maintenance of publications lexicons
  • Lead publication development with internal stakeholders, external authors, and medical writers/vendor operations, including adjudication of author/reviewer comments
  • Proactively review pertinent and emerging scientific literature to keep abreast of therapeutic landscape in assigned disease area(s)
  • Evaluate clinical trial data from statistical outputs (tables, figures, and listings) and published literature
  • Ensure publications convey accurate and non-misleading communications of the product and data
  • Ensure publications pieces are developed, reviewed, and approved according to company SOPs
  • Provide oversight and guidance to vendors and internal medical writer for medical writing, ensuring work is high quality and developed on time and budget


  • Experience in development and medical writing of peer-reviewed publications and congress materials (abstracts, posters, presentations)
  • Ability to interpret data tables, summarize complex information, and present data in a clear, concise, and scientifically accurate manner to a range of audiences
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary groups and within a matrix environment
  • Experience with publications planning and execution, including literature gap analysis
  • Experience with development of scientific communication platforms or scientific statements
  • Knowledge of good publication practices and industry-standard guidelines (GPP, ICMJE)
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, influencing, and negotiation skills

  • Four plus years relevant industry experience in medical/scientific publications either in the pharmaceutical industry or related (eg, medical communication agency) industry required
  • Experience in Hematology/Oncology preferred

Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.):
  • Advanced scientific/clinical degree required (eg, PharmD, PhD, MD) in science-related field

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.